A Quarter-Century of Normalization and Social Role by Robert J. Flynn, Raymond Lemay

By Robert J. Flynn, Raymond Lemay

During the past due Nineteen Sixties, Normalization and Social position Valorization (SRV) enabled the common emergence of neighborhood residential recommendations after which supplied the philosophical weather during which academic integration, supported employment, and neighborhood participation have been in a position to take company root. This ebook is exclusive in tracing the evolution and impression of Normalization and SRV during the last quarter-century, with a number of the bankruptcy authors in my view all in favour of a still-evolving foreign movement.

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This was a better way of talking and dealing with the facts of life of disabled persons, rather than merely comparing systems. I had found that wide variations in national patterns of legislating, implementing laws, delivering services, and establishing regulations were expressions of different administrative cultures. These variations often prevented us from efficiently exchanging experiences, insights, strivings, remedies, aims, or solutions. The reason was that basic meanings and patterns of life, according to which persons with disabilities and their families lived each day, were not communicated in understandable and relevant ways.

He brought me in to assist in his new tasks. One of the things the International League promoted was exchange of information on legal developments. The Scandinavian experiences were of great interest to many. This led to the Stockholm Symposium of the International League on Legislative Aspects of Mental Retardation, in 1967. This gathering, of which I was the organizer and one of 30 participants, was masterfully led by Richard Sterner. It included active representatives from Great Britain, Ireland, the United States, France, Switzerland, Spain, and the Nordic countries.

This was a better way of talking and dealing with the facts of life of disabled persons, rather than merely comparing systems. I had found that wide variations in national patterns of legislating, implementing laws, delivering services, and establishing regulations were expressions of different administrative cultures. These variations often prevented us from efficiently exchanging experiences, insights, strivings, remedies, aims, or solutions. The reason was that basic meanings and patterns of life, according to which persons with disabilities and their families lived each day, were not communicated in understandable and relevant ways.

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